My name is Jessica Harris, no relation to Josh, Alex, Brett or pretty much any other Harris you may know. I’m a wordsmith, poet, and storyteller, passionate about helping women and girls find hope and freedom.
I am unbelievably passionate about grace.
I grew up in Ohio and graduated high school with a dream of becoming a doctor and being “successful.” What people didn’t know is I had a secret- a pornography addiction that started when I stumbled on pornography at 13.
For years, I had battled in shame, afraid to share my struggle because I was a girl and a Christian one at that. When I eventually was caught in college, the dean of women looked at me and said,
“We know this wasn’t you. Women just don’t have this problem.”
Words that changed the course of my life. Words that made me give up. The high school graduate intent on becoming a doctor and living the American dream became a Christian college drop out trying to become a porn star.
A year later, at another college, the dean of women stood at the front of a room of women and said,
“We know some of you struggle with pornography, and we’re here to help you.”
Words that changed the course of my life. Words that set me free. That message of hope and freedom is the one I share.
This website started back in 2009 as a way to share my story and let other women know they are not alone. It is my passion to change the conversation.
Yes, Christian women struggle with pornography, and yes, they can be free.
It’s an honor to travel around the world and share that message. I speak out about porn, sex, singleness, sexual exploitation, and grace. In 2016, I released my memoir Beggar’s Daughter. In 2017, I followed it up with a devotional for young women, Love Done Right: Reflections. More books are in the works.
In September 2018, at the age of 32, I married my best friend, Michael. We reside outside of Washington DC where I get to drink copious amounts of loose leaf tea and write.
Words that start conversations. Words that spread hope and freedom. Words that will, hopefully, change the course of a generation.
I am glad you’re here, glad you are at least willing to be part of this conversation, even if it is just to listen.